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>> that's great. >> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> get more anytime live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >> straight ahead this half-hour on a friday morning a school official charged with stealing from the children. good morning, washington. thanks for having us along. i am alison starling. >> i am pamela brown. thanks for being with us on this friday. we begin with traffic and weather. lisa baden in a moment. first, meteorologist adam caskey. nasty weather. we will have some improvements over the next couple days. let's start with radar. we have areas of rain lingers in across the metro especially along and east of 95 and in
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maryland. and in westminster, areas of light snow. along the mason-dixon line there could be light snowfall this morning. this is moving slowly. it's 39 in the district, 39 in quantico 40 in lexington park. the rain will be early this morning, then morning to the low 50's. the clouds will be getting thinner this afternoon, becoming breezy northwesterly at 15-20. early showers tomorrow, partial clearing. sunday, 59 and sunny skies. it will take a little longer this morning to get from one spot to another. the wet pavement. no major accidents to report.
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there were many yesterday mainly on the secondary roads and some primary streets. we are still not out of the woods. more than intermittent wiping is needed. you were talking about the weather. it is expected to improve. other parts of the country are experiencing wild spring weather. severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes that knocked down trees and our lines in florida. some people were injured. some of the most intense damage was at the orlando air show where airplanes were ripped apart. >> this has not been a good year. >> if it could be a cruel april fool's joke. that same storm system could drop up to a foot of snow in parts of the northeast and new england while california is dealing with unusually warm
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temperatures after a lot of rain. >> that is not a bad problem to have in comparison. a charles county school official is facing serious charges. >> accused of spending more than $100,000 in federal funds on her family instead of the students that the cash was intended for. john gonzales has more from the district court. >> since 2006 she has been in charge of overseeing the title one program in charles county for underprivileged students but is charged with using the federal money for expensive electronics former self and relatives. >> that someone could do this is outrageous. >> an internal audit by the county reveals 200 items priced at over $100,000 including multiple nintendo and playstation 3 systems apple
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ipods and ipads computers and flat screen tv sets. >> it is important to the money goes to the right direction. >> she is accused of forging documents and lying to investigators. " an inside her house in accokeek,-- at her home in accokeek a woman refused to answer the door. >> she always had kids over there. >>this woman says that her granddaughter gets nice things from the school. >> my granddaughter gets computers and things she would not normally have. >> police are asking for your help finding two missing montgomery. county montgomery a 15-year-old and a 17-year-old
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were last seen on wednesday. this is outside richard montgomery high school in rockville. neither girl has made contact with family members. anyone with information should call police. a man who pleaded guilty of fatally shooting his wife and two teenage children will be sentenced today. he is a former prince william county park ranger. the shots elizabeth and both children at their home in 2009. prosecutors are seeking life in prison. d.c. mayor vincent gray will unveil his 2012 budget proposal this morning. the city faces a $322 million budget gap. he says that he will not dip into savings of the city. ihop is launching one of its most popular offerings for free
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food again and another snapshot of the nation's jobs picture. >> linda bell has those stories and more from new york. >> happy friday morning. it is jobs they on wall street, 8:30 this morning we will get the march numbers from the labor department. economists predict 190,000 jobs were created. more americans are headed back to work. a study says many of the jobs are in retail, hospitality, and home health care but they are not likely it to help workers get by and pay for basic needs. a single worker needs to make $14 an hour to cover basic expenses such as food and been able to pay for retirement and emergencies. crude-oil prices on, remain high. analysts say that crude-oil of iran and 30-month highs next week as the libyan conflict
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continues. ihop for comfort food and bring your children. they have a promotion for kids to get a free meal with the purchase of an adult entree. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 4:37 38 degrees. >> still to come winding down our role in libya without abandoning the rebels. >> box office blues, prices and bad reviews means be ticket sales are slumping.
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happy friday. adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center with your forecast. a little drill again to start the day but we will have improvements. cool today. it will be warmer than yesterday. temperatures will be swinging upward during the next couple days. the average high is 61 and we will be 10 degrees cooler than that. moderate showers along 95 in parts of maryland and around the beltway in maryland as well.
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this light rain will slowly push off to the north and east. we will have early-morning chores and show close to the mason-dixon line -- we will have early morning showers and snow close to the mason-dixon line. breezy today with high temperatures in the low 50's. some clearing late day tomorrow after morning sprinkles. unsettled next week. 73 on tuesday . there's a little ponding but nothing major. we will go to a picture of traffic in virginia. looks good through falls church and rosslyn. this is 66 at glebe road. nowhere is on 110/washington boulevard george washington
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parkway. looks good across the 14th street bridge. a lot of our guests for the cherry blossom festival will be headed into town this morning. 270 traffic out of frederick into montgomery county, moving at speed near 109. back to you. >> thank you. 4:42. >> why the washington welcome. and happy baconalia! baconalia? mm-hmm. why, it's the sacred festival of
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welcome back. checking our top stories on this friday. it seems winter will not go away. a winter storm could dock up to a foot of snow in some parts of the northeast and new england. that's on systems on tornadoes in florida that knocked down trees and are lines and reach havoc at an air show. of charles county school official is accused of spending more than $100,000 in federal grants to buy things for herself and her family. rhayda barnes-thomas had been in charge of title i for underprivileged students. the labor department will release the march unemployment report in a few hours expected to show the economy created 185,000 new jobs last month but the unemployment rate is expected to stay at 9.8%. japan is turning to other countries felt as it struggles to stabilize the couple nuclear are plant. international experts are going
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to respond to the crisis. japanese officials say that radiation in ground water under the plant is 10,000 times higher than normal. they say the drinking water supply is safe. libyan leader gaddafi remains defiant despite damaging airstrikes and defections from his inner circle. he said that he will not resign but that the western leaders who support the air strike should. his foreign minister has defected but his forces are gaining momentum. >> the obama administration says the american role in libya is winding down on schedule. >> the u.s. military will provide capabilities that others cannot provide. >> rebels are fleeing. >> at a time when gaddafi forces have tragically routed rebels
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that is when we announced that the united states is abdicating its leadership role and removing some of the most valuable assets that could be used. >> president obama has signed a secret presidential finding authorizing covert operations to help the rebels. it does not direct arms to be provided to them now, though the president could make a decision to do that in the future. that would put a new focus on those fighting gaddafi. >> you will have to think about whether you want to arm those guys. our history of farming groups we don't know has not been a terribly good one. -- our history of arming groups. >> we know that an envoy from the u.s. is coming. >> saddamgaddafi's foreign minister
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has defected to the united kingdom. it is a major blow. abc news washington. lawmakers have one week to stop a government shutdown. white house and congressional leaders are negotiating a compromise spending bill. both sides $33 billion in spending cuts over the next six months. we are learning more about the prince william county woman who barricaded her three daughters in a room with dry wall. the father of christina moore's older children, twin boys, said he unsuccessfully tried to warn the authorities about her. in 2005 she was charged after allowing the twins to wander near a busy road. their father analysis them. he said when they visited her they would return with stores of neglect and poor treatment. >> they did nothing. i went to social services and
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they did nothing. >> john robey and christina moore are charged with childle abuse and neglect. they were found passed out and surrounded by drug paraphernalia. former d.c. schools chancellor michelle rhee has more to say on allegations that there was cheating on standardized tests during her tenure. she first said that there was not cheating, but then she said her comments were stupid. she said "the vast majority of people will not cheap but there will be exceptions here and there." opening day festivities and national park, vincent gray got a less than warm reception. there will booes. much of the national's off- season attention was given to high-profile free agent signing period.
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>> hernandez gave up a run and a solo shot from jason a word in the second. atlanta defeated the nationals, 2-0. >> in bad weather. >> not a great opener. >> i know. 10 minutes before the hour on this friday. 30 degrees. >> why more americans are passing on a night at the movie theater.
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friday morning and we have more rain to speak of. an improvement in the extended forecast especially by sunday. that will be the better of the two days on the weekend. scattered, light to moderate pain right now. moderate showers in annapolis and parts of northern prince george's county stretch into northern anne arundel county where you see the yellow and that's where we have moderate showers embedded. look at this. a little persona snow falling been tarrant county -- carroll county
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near this action will come to an end throughout the morning. then the clouds will get dinner later on today. if it will be mostly cloudy. 52 is the high temperatures today. that is 10 degrees warmer than yesterday, but still 10 degrees below average. bolometer tomorrow, mid to upper 50's with maybe an isolated sprinkle to start saturday. postulate a clearing. the better of the two days is sunday with high temperatures near 60 with sunshine. 73 degrees by tuesday. upper 60's on monday. we could see some of the distraction as well. how is the commute? you want to drive on the highway without problems? today is not the debt. travel times are in our favor but the wet pavement is not helping. 95 and in richmond and baltimore looks ok.
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looks i-95 to springfield. 270 in clarksburg, you see all the raindrops. back to you. >> thank you. in a world of rising ticket prices and bad reviews, it is getting easier to get the best seats in the house. >> fewer americans are choosing to look at films in the theater s. >> the latest drama at the movies is taking place not in the theaters but at the box office. attendance is way down, 20% compared to 2010. industry insiders say to blame the movies. audiences cannot get excited over new offerings. people have not been excited to pay rising prices. >> i go less often because of the rising prices. i would go more if it were less.
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>> the average ticket price is nearly $8 and more than double at some imax theaters. >> i would not pay $20. >> if you advising gas prices to the mix, it is easy to see why many americans choose to stay home and watch movies on line or on cable -- if you add gas prices. with sluggish sales in the first quarter of 2011, experts say they don't expect an encore performance when it comes to profits. don't expect a bad ending yet. there is a hero on the horizon and it is called the summer blockbuster. highly anticipated sequels are expecting to sail in onas well as audiences. it is comfortable to watch
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